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Anna Lucille Boozer
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD Columbia University 2007
Research Interests: Houses and households, imperialism, connectivity, rubbish, material culture, social archaeology and ancient history, Roman Empire, Meroitic Sudan, Egypt, and Nubia
Subfield: Archaeology
Anna Lucille Boozer is Professor in the Anthropology program at the Graduate Center and Professor of Roman Mediterranean Archaeology and Ancient History in the Department of History at Baruch College.
Her research focuses especially on houses and households, connectivity, and empires in Roman Egypt and Meroitic Sudan. She welcomes applicants for graduate study in these areas as well as other topics relating to social archaeology and ancient history.
Anna’s book publications include At Home in Roman Egypt: A Social Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021), A Late Romano-Egyptian House in the Dakhla Oasis: Amheida House B2 (ISAW & NYU Press, 2015), and Archaeologies of Empire: Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories (SAR Press, 2020), which was co-edited with Bleda Düring and Bradley Parker.
She has published articles in the American Journal of Archaeology, Ancient West & East, and the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, among others, on a wide variety of topics including globalization, rubbish, memory and forgetting, urbanism, connectivity, imperialism, and historiographies of archaeological research in Egypt and Sudan. Anna is an Area Editor for the Encyclopedia of Ancient History for the volumes on Social History and Northeast Africa. She also serves on the editorial board for Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies and the Brepols Publishers series Borders, Boundaries, and Landscapes.
Directed Projects:

The City University of New York Excavations at Amheida (Egypt) (

MAP: The Meroë Archival Project (Sudan) (

Watch Anna discuss the archaeology of global ancient empires at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Boozer, A. L. (2021) At Home in Roman Egypt: A Social Archaeology. Cambridge University Press: New York and Cambridge.
Boozer, A. L., Düring, B. S., & Parker, B. J. (Eds.). (2020) Archaeologies of Empire: Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories. SAR & UNM Press: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Boozer, A. L. (2015) A Late Romano-Egyptian House in the Dakhla Oasis: Amheida House B2. ISAW & New York University Press: New York.
Select Recent Articles:
2020 “The Urbanization of Egypt’s Western Desert under Roman Rule” in Trans-Saharans: Urbanization and State Formation. D. J. Mattingly and M. Sterry (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the Society for Libyan Studies.

2019 “Cultural Identity. Housing and Burial Practices” in Blackwell Companion to Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt. K. Vandorpe (ed). Malden: Blackwell: 361-380.

2019 “Looking for Singles in the Archaeological Record of Roman Egypt” in Singles and the Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World. S. R. Huebner and C. Laes (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 57-84.

2018 “The Archaeology of Imperial Borderlands: A View from Roman Egypt and Sudan” in The Archaeology of Imperial Landscapes: A Comparative Study of the Archaeology of Empires in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World. B.S. Düring and T.D. Stek (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 206-239.

2017 “A Historiography of Archaeological Research at Meroë, Sudan” in Ancient West & East: 16: 209-248.

2015 “The Social Impact of Trade and Migration: The Western Desert in
Pharaonic and Post-Pharaonic Egypt.” Oxford Handbooks Online in Archaeology. C. Riggs (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015 “The Tyranny of Typologies: Evidentiary Reasoning in Romano-Egyptian Archaeology” in Material Evidence: Learning from Archaeological Practice. R. Chapman and A. Wylie (ed). Malden: Routledge: 92-109.